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As promised in the previous post, I calculated the miles flown, driven, railed, and walked during our trip*.

*I did not count the shorter Paris Metro, U-Bahn, and local bus rides.

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A poster I encountered during our walking food tour of Paris. Our family was available to do this concert, and I tried to make a case to go, but was vetoed. Probably wise that we didn’t go: I got COVID the last time I went to a concert (Alanis Morrissette last September).

4 Aug 22: I’m sitting at the DMV, a couple days after returning home, with some good WiFi. I think now’s a good time to share some of my reflections from our trip.

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The nonstop flight from Munich to Denver was so nice! I’m glad we could do that. We were home in less than 12 hours!

2 Aug 22: I didn’t take a lot of photos on this last day, which was little more than the journey from the Munich hotel to the Flughafen (Airport) for the flight home. We were struggling with the luggage, including that extra bag filled with clothing.

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Because of course we needed a Hofbräuhaus selfie!

1 Aug 22: Greetings from Munich! This is the last full day of our trip and the fatigue has definitely caught up with us. We arrived in the city around 10:30am and the hotel surprised us by having our rooms ready. We did the two things I was interested in in Munich: the 1908 Rathaus-Glockenspiel performance and the Hofbräuhaus for lunch. I promised the boys “No more museums and no more tourist attractions” after yesterday’s Passion Play.

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1 Aug 22: One more visit to our trip — we had a 1km walk to our train station…where — not a train — a bus was waiting for us…

We all cleaned up well, didn’t we?

31 July 2022: I mentioned in my previous post that my friend Breea was helping our family keep our Oberammergau planning in line. Many years ago (not long after the 2010 Passion Play), when we were both stationed in Nebraska, we discovered we had a common goal: to take our families to the Passion Play in 2020.

“Let’s take our families together!”

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In-the-theater selfie! Photography is prohibited of the performance itself.

31 July 2022: The Passion Play was absolutely incredible! It was worth every minute of the 4 year, 3 month wait from when we got the tickets.

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31 July 22: Presenting: Die Passionsspiele 2022 selfie! The play itself starts in a couple hours — 2:30pm till 10:30pm with a dinner break — and photography is prohibited.

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This is probably the best photo of Dave and me from the entire trip. I love it so much!

30 July 22: We took a guided tour — arranged through the Edelweiss Resort — of Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig II of Bavaria’s fanboy ode to the composer Richard Wagner. The king perished mysteriously before it was completed, in the 1880s, and the castle was left unfinished.

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30 July 22: Neuschwanstein selfie! More photos to follow when I have better WiFi…